Civil Procedure Rule Committee Lay Members with experience in and knowledge of the lay advice sector or consumer affairs

Body: Civil Procedure Rule Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: London
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: No
Time Requirements: Nine committee meetings yearly plus additional sub-committee meetings

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    28/11/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    March 2023


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Members of the Committee have collective responsibility for the operation of the Civil PRC. They must:

• Engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice or by the Lord Chancellor.

• Ensure that its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act (including prompt responses to public requests for information) are discharged, agree an Annual Report; and, where practicable and appropriate, hold at least one public meeting a year.

• Respond appropriately to complaints, if necessary, with reference to the Ministry of Justice.

• Ensure that the Committee does not exceed its powers or functions.

Communications between the Committee and the Lord Chancellor will generally be through the Chair. Nevertheless, any Committee member has the right of access to Ministers on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Committee member. In such cases the agreement of other members of the Committee should normally be sought.

From time-to-time issues of a confidential nature may arise during Committee work. The duty of confidentiality obliges members to respect the confidentiality of such work. Confidential information that members obtain during the course of membership of the Committee must not be used for the benefit of own or others use.

Person Specification


There must be no employment restrictions, or limit on your permitted stay in the UK.

Lay members, in accordance with section 2(2)(g) of the Civil Procedure Act 1997, must have experience in and knowledge of the lay advice sector or consumer affairs.

Essential Criteria

• Must have knowledge of and experience in the Lay Advice Sector or Consumer Affairs;

• Interest in the broad field of law concerning civil courts and rule making process;

• Commitment to reflecting the needs of end users in that process;

• Evidence of committee working and relevant inter-personal skills;

• Ability to deal confidently with legal specialists – judiciary and lawyers;

• A commitment to valuing diversity;

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.
  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from the Advisory Assessment Panel indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest. Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.
  • A completed copy of the supporting documents form must also be submitted, and the diversity form available on the following link:
PAT160068 - Candidate Infomation Pack v0.2
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